Five years ago, Money20/20 launched an intense competition that brought together the most brilliant minds to collaborate and create the future of money.
Today, the Money20/20 USA Hackathon is regarded as the best Fintech Hackathon in the world for the brightest developers, designers and entrepreneurs. In 2018 we turned up the heat, challenging hackers from across the globe to design solutions for a simpler, fairer, and more inclusive financial system for businesses and society as a whole.
From blockchain to machine learning, IoT, big data, and beyond - the playing field of innovation never stays still. That’s why we helped bring bold ideas and solutions to The Venetian in Las Vegas, in exchange for $80k in cash prizes, international notoriety and outrageous prizes from our participating sponsors. We invited the best of the best to showcase their skills and vision using APIs, SDKs and other tools from today's leading payment and financial service innovators.
Drive innovation, launch disruptive solutions and solve your biggest tech challenges by participating in the Money20/20 Hackathon!
ViSync was awarded the grand prize this year, taking home $15,000 and taking hold of the opportunity to present on our keynote stage.
ViSync masterminded the idea to send money using Visa Direct API, where spending can be tracked and analyzed through Synchrony’s User360 API. Categorical spending restriction can be provided through Visa’s Transaction Control API and MCC codes. This idea has the potential to help unbanked individuals around the world, helping provide access to banking and credit.
Our runner-ups were each awarded $15,000 for their innovative ideas.
Each 2nd Runner-Up team was awarded $5,000 for their innovative ideas.
Qualified developers, designers and entrepreneurs
can get up to a $125 stipend with a cap of actual expenses incurred for travel
and lodging. To qualify, developers, designers and entrepreneurs must do all of
All receipts such as hotel, airfare, gas, and lodging must have the attendee's name on them. Receipts must reflect the dates of October 19-26. Only travel to/from the Money20/20 Hackathon and hotel stay during the event will be reimbursed up to a total of $125. Further instructions to come.
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How Many People Per Team?
Up to 5 people may be on any one team.
Fresh Code Only!
All code developed as part of the Money20/20 Hackathon must be FRESH. Before the start of the Money20/20 Hackathon, developers can create wireframes, designs and user flows. They can also come with hardware, but all code must be written onsite during the 24-hours of hacking.
What’s the Judging Like?
Winners of the Money20/20 Hackathon are selected by a panel of judges comprising of industry experts hand-picked by the Challenge Sponsors. Each team’s submission is scored based on the following criteria:
What are the Prizes?
At the 2018 Money20/20 USA Hackathon 10 winning teams were rewarded in a big way! Prizes ranged from awesome experiences to $100K in cash prizes, tech gadgets and unique prizes from each sponsor.